Gorgo (1961)

Gorgo (1961) 78min | Action, Adventure, Drama | 27 November 1961 (UK) Summary: Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up.
Countries: UKLanguages: English, Irish

The tag line for this movie is ‘LIKE NOTHING YOU’VE EVER SEEN BEFORE’. And I totally agree with it. In fact, the movie poster is 100% accurate. Jeez. Just look at that, destroying all sorts of valuable buildings and monuments in defence of their lives. Shocking.

This, I suppose, is the British come-back to Godzilla. We’ll have our own person-in-a-suit monster movie, thank you very much! And it will have a plucky kid in it too, also for no explicable reason.

This movie also very bravely doesn’t have a love interest. Or a woman of any sort unless she happens to be quiet in the background as an extra. No women at all. They’d only want rights, wouldn’t they? Pffft.

Thankfully, MST3K kept us company on this very long, bewildering, noisy watch.

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